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Human Resource Generalist/Recruiter

National Louis University
Job Location:
Chicago, Illinois
Human Resources
National Louis is a 130+ year old university that has been grounded in the values of innovation, access, and excellence from its inception. As an institution we believe in providing access to educational opportunity and that education is our greatest lever for social and economic mobility. We are a student focused community that is committed to continuous improvement and asks how do we become more “student ready” so that we may better serve our students. We believe that through education we are able to empower change and build healthy communities. Our community works hard in the service of students and supports one another like a family.

The Human Resources Generalist/Recruiter will be a key departmental partner in providing support in a variety of capacities to diverse constituents throughout the University. Primarily this position will administer the full-cycle recruitment process for staff, faculty, and adjunct faculty positions and will be instrumental in partnering with college faculty and administration to keep abreast of the needs of the institution. This person will guide recruiting decisions by making and providing proactive solutions. This position requires an extremely perceptive person who is capable of building strong relationships with individuals at all levels within the organization.

Primary Outcomes and Responsibilities:
  • Actively participates in the full life cycle recruiting process for staff, faculty and adjunct positions throughout the University including the development of job descriptions, sourcing candidates, posting positions, candidate review, conducting interviews, extending job offers, and obtaining appropriate paperwork/approvals of high quality diverse candidates.
  • Maintain and support a variety of recruiting reports or queries utilizing appropriate reporting tools.
  • Partners with College Program Chairs/Directors, and hiring managers to actively identifies sourcing strategies and develops and maintains a deep knowledge/understanding of internal needs for the colleges.
  • Educates. trains and coaches Program Chairs, Program Directors, Content Leads and Hiring Managers on the recruitment and selection process.
Qualifications, Skills and Competencies:
  • Associate’s Degree in Human Resources, Business, or other related field (required)
  • Minimum of 1-5 years related human resources and/or recruiting experience
  • Experience managing the full-lifecycle recruitment process
  • Familiarity with faculty or adjunct recruiting preferred
  • Adaptability/ Flexibility – Adjusts quickly and effectively to changing conditions and demands. Discusses change as a necessary and inevitable aspect of organizational life as well as an opportunity to learn new things. Has a similar view and approach to potentially stressful situations. Invests personal energy toward accepting and adapting to change that others use toward resisting or resenting it.
  • Presentation Skills – Comes across as confident and well-prepared when making group presentations.
  • Relationship Building/ Networking – Builds rapport and develops alliances with a broad range of people. Adjusts communication style to meet the needs of individuals at various organizational levels and to meet the needs of clients. Forms alliances by demonstrating concern and respect for others, as well as by highlighting common interests and aspirations. Leave others feeling that he/she will be a trusted ally and is careful to act in ways that reinforce that trust over time.
  • Problem Solving – Takes a proactive approach to anticipating and preventing problems. When problems occur, defines those problems, investigates obstacles, gathers relevant information, decides whether solving the problem should be a group decision, generates and analyzes alternate solutions and arrives at a workable solution.

NLU Inclusion Statement:

National Louis University is deeply committed to serving its community, advancing access and equity, and ensuring that all individuals are welcomed and valued. We are dedicated to fostering a culture where diversity, equity, and inclusion remain at the core of who we are. These are more than just words to us: they are truly a way of life for the NLU community. We recognize that differences in age, race, gender (identity and expression), nationality, sexual orientation, physical and intellectual ability, and background bring richness to our work environment. We affirm diverse perspectives, innovative contributions, and authentic presentations of self from every member within the NLU community. We believe inclusion is grounded in the actions we intentionally take each day. Our goal is to inspire and empower NLU employees and community members to cultivate an environment where we collectively focus on uplifting and advancing our institutional culture.

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